Spotlight

Opening access to the world

For the next several weeks, Karlo Montegrico and two other Carolina students will travel through the Philippines to document the migration process of the country’s nurses moving to the United States. It’s a trip that wouldn’t be possible without the help of the Center for Global Initiative’s Opening Access Initiative that helps underserved and underrepresented Carolina students travel abroad.

Well Said: Popularity

In this week’s episode, we talk about popularity with Mitch Prinstein, the John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, and author of the book “Popular.”

‘Girls Talk Math’ through problems and podcasts at UNC summer camp

A group of 35 high school girls tackled college-level math problems and the history of female mathematicians in a recent two-week summer camp in Carolina’s Phillips Hall. Francesca Bernardi and Katrina Morgan, mathematics doctoral candidates in the College of Arts and Sciences, founded Girls Talk Math last year as a way to encourage young women…

Silicon revolution

Talpha Everette, a junior from Wilmington, stood at the front of the private tour bus navigating early Monday morning commuter traffic on the highway from Palo Alto to San Francisco. Swaying slightly, she bent over her smartphone, reading notes from the screen aloud to her classmates. The first stop on the class’s jam-packed itinerary was…

Making an impact as a global university

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s heelprint extends far beyond the borders of North Carolina. To better understand just how Carolina’s faculty and researchers are impacting lives around the world, Chancellor Carol L. Folt traveled almost 8,000 miles to Zambia, Malawi and Kenya. By visiting Carolina partners and meeting with high-level diplomats, Folt…

An ancient Galilean synagogue continues to yield stunning mosaics

A team of specialists and students led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Jodi Magness has uncovered additional mosaic scenes in the Late Roman synagogue at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in Israel’s Lower Galilee. The new finds provide insight about daily life in the fifth century C.E. and expand the rich…

Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July, Tar Heels! The Town of Chapel Hill will host a Fourth of July celebration at Kenan Stadium, complete with fireworks. The gates open at 7 p.m. Wherever you are celebrating, we hope that you have a safe and happy holiday. Published July 4, 2017

A memorial tribute, 20 years ago

On the 20th anniversary of Kuralt’s passing, Hugh Morton collection volunteer Jack Hilliard recalls the day when a group of North Carolina’s finest gathered to celebrate the life of “CBS’ poet of small-town America” at a memorial service in Chapel Hill.

Day in the life | Orientation leader

If he has to get up for an 8 a.m. class when the fall semester begins, Ti Grant will have had plenty of practice during his summer break. The summer orientation leader at UNC-Chapel Hill sets his alarm for 6 a.m. to make sure he is in place for his 7:30 a.m. meetings with his…